(New York) – Syria should immediately release all those detained on March 16, 2011, when security services violently dispersed a peaceful protest calling for the release of political activists, Human Rights Watch said today.read moreContinue Reading

Anti-torture activists praised Brazil’s justice minister Wednesday for supporting creation of a commission to investigate human rights abuses during the military dictatorship, although they consider the proposal “timid.”Continue Reading

The US government should publicly explain the precise reasons behind extremely restrictive and possibly punitive and degrading treatment that Army Private First Class Bradley Manning alleges he has received while detained at the brig at Marine Corps Ba…Continue Reading

(New York) – Angolan authorities should immediately quash the conviction of a Voice of America journalist who was convicted after an unfair trial for stories critical of a local judge, Human Rights Watch said today. Armando Chicoca was sentenced on Mar…Continue Reading

Vietnamese authorities should reverse the convictions of three young labor activists sentenced to long prison terms, Human Rights Watch said today. The three were arrested in February 2010 for distributing leaflets and helping to organize a strike of 1…Continue Reading

Ann Harrison, Iran researcher, Amnesty International

The publication on Monday of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon’s interim report on Iran to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva did not reveal any startling new information.
Yet, it w…Continue Reading

(London) – The Uzbek government has forced Human Rights Watch to close its Uzbekistan office, Human Rights Watch said today. For years the government has obstructed the organization’s work by denying visas and work accreditation to staff, and has now m…Continue Reading

Egypt’s interior minister on Tuesday dissolved the country’s widely hated state security agency, which was accused of torture and other human rights abuses in the suppression of dissent against ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s nearly 30-year rule.Continue Reading

(Abidjan) – The three-month campaign of organized violence by security forces under the control of Laurent Gbagbo and militias that support him gives every indication of amounting to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said today.read moreContinue Reading

Egypt’s interior minister on Tuesday dissolved the country’s widely hated state security agency, which was accused of torture and other human rights abuses in the suppression of dissent against ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s nearly 30-year rule.Continue Reading